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subprogram

Line breaks: sub|pro¦gram
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌbprəʊɡram
 
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Definition of subprogram in English:

noun

Computing
Another term for subroutine. if you want this button to do something, you write a subprogram to handle it
More example sentences
  • From the above PCS computation, important PC scores are screened (PCA is a subroutine subprogram of PCS).
  • Since software uses the stack quite actively, particularly when calling subprograms, the introduction of the dedicated stack manager reduces the load on the CPU's execution units.
  • An expression could invoke recursive functions or entire subprograms, for example.

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